An Exchange (Mis)Adventure: When You Lose Almost Everything

Not all exchanges go smoothly. Ryan Quek recounts a trip to Spain during his exchange where he loses almost all his belongings, and he shares tips on how to deal with such an ordeal, or better still, avoid such a predicament.

We Need to Talk About Senior Selection

The College Students’ Committee (CSC) recently launched a project to gather views on Senior Selection from the student body and to understand how seniors contribute to Tembusu. Isaac Neo, who volunteered as a focus group leader for some of the discussions, reflects on the feedback received.

4 Observations from Visiting North Korea in 2013

The article aims to shed some light on this hermit nation- the DPRK (“North Korea”). Instead of a day-to-day account of my 8-day trip to North Korea that will probably bore everyone, with the benefit of hindsight, I believe that the key takeaways can be distilled into 4 significant and interesting observations.

Discovering Possibilities: An Epilogue

The story of how University Town came to be. Journeys of growth amidst difficulties. Tensions between choices and identities. Five inspiring stories took centre stage at Tembusu Polity’s “15 Minutes” event, themed “Discovering Possibilities”. Chia Wee reflects on this event from the audience’s perspective. 

Surviving Halloween

Let’s face it: Halloween is here. It is that time of the year when most of your friends are out scaring themselves. But this is hardly surprising especially since Samhain is the time where the dead spirits return to earth. Similar to the hungry ghost festival, people light bonfires and pay their respects to the dead.

The Finale of Adventure Time

The series finale of Adventure Time leaves its audience to meditate on a space-like world populated by “lumpy” people, sentient confectioneries and a vampire queen. What is it that has made these characters and their stories so loveable and resonant? Yi Feng gives his take on the eight-year, ten-season children’s cartoon.